Often, homeowners need to schedule garage door repair due to a collision between the door and their car. If you deal with slow-moving doors or have an issue braking when pulling into your driveway, this can result in damage to the door. Consider the following guide that explains why this is a common issue and what you should do if you collide with the door.

How to Address Garage Door Collision Damage

Why It Happens

Throughout the year, people collide with their garage doors in the morning because they’re in a rush. They may start backing out of the garage without realizing the door is still down. If they’re parked in the driveway, they may shift their vehicle into the wrong gear before hitting the accelerator. Be sure to look around and note your surroundings before you put the car into drive.

What to Do in the Event of an Accident

saint paul, mn garage door repairIf the door is closed when you hit it, do not try to open it. A damaged door may get stuck or damage the tracks if you attempt to use the garage door opener. If the door is stuck in an open position and you are concerned about security, you can try to close it manually. Do not attempt to use the automatic opener. Call a professional immediately to schedule garage door repair, even if the damage seems minimal. A small dent can impact the way the door moves on the tracks, which could cause further damage or cause the door to stick if you continue to use it.


If you have a collision with your garage door, PDQ Garage Door Service is here to help residents in Saint Paul, MN, and throughout Ramsey and Washington counties. Whether it’s a simple repair or a full garage door replacement, their knowledgeable technicians will complete repairs quickly and accurately. Learn more about their services online and call (651) 208-6335 to request a quote.